D. Robin Taylor is a consultant physician who works for the National Health Service in Scotland. In his practice he sees many patients whose condition has progressed to the point where further treatment makes no sense. “We are a death-denying and death-defying society. But too often we are willfully blind to the fact that eventually all treatments will be futile. In the end they will deliver more harms than benefits.” Dr. Taylor says the opposite – assisted suicide – is equally bad. “Pursuing death as a treatment for human suffering is not the answer.” Taylor proposes a third way.
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